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Pigs suspected of swine flu died in government farm at Dalu

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TURA, March 29: A drift of pigs died in the last past week reared in a government farm at Dalu in West Garo Hills District.

Veterinary officials on Tuesday had secured the farm to collect samples for testing to government laboratories as suspicion hovers over possible outbreak of the African swine flu fever disease.

Sources informed that the pigs suspected to have died from hemorrhagic fever – a common symptom of swine flu, but veterinary officials are awaiting results from the tests.

The government pig farm located 51 kms from Tura in the border region of Dalu rears dozens of pigs but the animals suddenly began to die raising suspicion and containment measures were taken up to prevent any spread of the contamination beyond the farm.

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